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Brenda Fassie movie to hit cinemas in 2018

Brenda Fassie movie to hit cinemas in 2018

This file dated 08 September 2003 shows the late Brenda Fassie, a South African pop star.

"It is with great excitement that we have partnered with Showbizbee Film Productions to make the Brenda Fassie movie for Box Office release".

According to SA blogger and entertainment commentator Phil Mphela, a United Kingdom film company Showbizbee, has acquired the film rights to the late superstar Brenda Fassie's life story.

"Open to all South Africans nationally".

"Brenda, a period comedy-drama, follows a young Brenda Fassie whose determination to become a singer, follows her journey from Langa, Cape Town to Soweto, Johannesburg of which catapults her into stardom becoming South Africa's most iconic entertainers, along with becoming a mother", Showbizbee said in a statement.

Why are they auditioning for Brenda Fassie when there is literally ONE person who can do it?

Brenda's son, Bongani Fassie will be the co-producer of the film.

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"I love Brenda Fassie, I always say that she and Lebo Mathosa are two of the greatest musicians".

Bongani said he was looking forward to bringing Brenda's story to life.

Bongani Fassie, her son, is set to be the co-executive producer of the film.

Legaci Nova, the entertainment group behind some of the best-selling artists in the country, said they were ecstatic that "the iconic brand of Brenda Fassie" was being celebrated.

"This movie is a huge step in the right direction for the African arts industry".

Showbizbee was previously involved in the SA production of Ubuntu, a drama feature about politicians Roelf Meyer and Cyril Ramaphosa during the Codesa process. Production is expected to start next month, while the film is planned to hit theatres next year.